Today in Nigerian History: 15th April



On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria…

Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by Boko Haram, an extremist and terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria. 57 of the schoolgirls managed to escape over the next few months and some have described their capture in appearances at international human rights conferences.

On that night of 14–15 April 2014, a group of militants attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. They broke into the school, pretending to be guards, telling the girls to get out and come with them. A large number of students were taken away in trucks, possibly into the Konduga area of the Sambisa Forest where Boko Haram were known to have their fortified camps. Houses in Chibok were also burned down in the incident.

The school had been closed for four weeks prior to the attack due to the deteriorating security situation, but students from multiple schools had been called in to take final exams in physics.


  1. Nija is just one failed state. So sad how the various political parties and groups are using the missing chibok girls to score cheap political points instead of putting political affiliations aside and working together for the common good of rescuing the poor girls.


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